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05-16-24, 09:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,703
Posted By canklecat

A few years ago when the UCI got into a spat with...

A few years ago when the UCI got into a spat with pros over saddle tilt and positioning, especially for time trials, I tried setting up one road bike with aero bars to use a saddle tilted slightly...
03-19-24, 01:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,212
Posted By canklecat

In the US e-assist bikes can reach over 20 mph....

In the US e-assist bikes can reach over 20 mph. Legally other fully motorized ebikes are supposedly restricted by federal and local laws but nobody pays attention to that. I've seen electric...
03-18-24, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By canklecat

All my road bikes are set up as similarly as...

All my road bikes are set up as similarly as possible, considering they range from a 1980s steel frame to early 1990s carbon fiber to 2012 or so carbon fiber. It's fairly easy to set up the first two...
03-18-24, 09:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,212
Posted By canklecat

One 50something y/o guy in the fast club I used...

One 50something y/o guy in the fast club I used to ride with was a top amateur track runner in his prime. Wouldn't know it now to look at him and he struggles on climbs. But on a flat or roller...
03-18-24, 09:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,212
Posted By canklecat

Eh, it's not so bad now. The impaired aerobic...

Eh, it's not so bad now. The impaired aerobic capacity motivated me to try strength training again, for the first time in decades. My health insurance includes a free Silver Sneakers pass to some...
03-14-24, 12:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,212
Posted By canklecat

I used to be somewhat competitive on, and...

I used to be somewhat competitive on, and motivated by, Strava, especially following guys my age in friendly rivalry. Even snagged a few all time top tens regardless of age on some tough segments....
03-13-24, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By canklecat

I've tried Voltaren and generic diclofenac twice,...

I've tried Voltaren and generic diclofenac twice, in 2018 after I was hit by a car (broken and dislocated shoulder, re-injured neck which was first broken in 2001), and recently for recurring neck,...
03-06-24, 12:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,121
Posted By canklecat

My advice: Don't do it. Of all the things not to...

My advice: Don't do it. Of all the things not to do on a bike, do not operate downtube shifters while standing the most. Just think of the expensive dental work, pug nose and concussion -- if you're...
03-05-24, 11:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,121
Posted By canklecat

You're right. Smack dab at 2:04. Even with the...

You're right. Smack dab at 2:04. Even with the fuzzy video quality it's easy to see he's already out of the saddle -- maybe just barely on the nose -- then reach down right at the 2:04 just as he's...
01-30-24, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By canklecat

I've done a lot of night rides, solo and groups,...

I've done a lot of night rides, solo and groups, and by far the best to-be-seen lights are spoke/wheel mounted LEDs. Nothing else comes close. When I've been in a car at night watching for cyclists...
11-06-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 18,795
Posted By canklecat

I'm not in the mood for unfunny comics that...

I'm not in the mood for unfunny comics that "other" cyclists as if we're a subhuman class and fair game comparable to deer and other roadkill critters.

On my past two rides on very quite, lightly...
11-06-23, 12:13 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 18,795
Posted By canklecat

I've seen dozens of clever, edgy web comics done...

I've seen dozens of clever, edgy web comics done in both familiar art styles with a twist, and in unique styles.

Pearls Before Swine has never been guilty of any of those qualities. Stephan Pastis...
10-28-23, 08:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,561
Posted By canklecat

Yup, competitive road cycling is a whole nuther...

Yup, competitive road cycling is a whole nuther game, especially sprints, time trials and mountain stages. Lance Armstrong ripped his foot out of the pedals twice that I can think of -- once on a...
10-28-23, 02:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,243
Posted By canklecat

GCN have done a few comparisons between foot...

GCN have done a few comparisons between foot retention and flat/platform pedals and never shown any significant differences between the two in road and lab tests.

On fast road bike rides clipless...
10-03-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,757
Posted By canklecat

I have a set of the wire bead Conti Contact Speed...

I have a set of the wire bead Conti Contact Speed II in 700x32 on one hybrid. They're fine for all weather, most terrain casual riding on that bike.They're surprisingly grippy in wet despite having...
09-06-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,754
Posted By canklecat

A few years ago I saw a 70-something y/o fellow...

A few years ago I saw a 70-something y/o fellow who had Delta brakes on his Italian bike with all Campagnolo components. I don't recall the frame/maker now but it was an impressive ride. He said the...
08-28-23, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By canklecat

That's some Ben Lawee era Univega splattertastic...

That's some Ben Lawee era Univega splattertastic styling, on steroids.
08-16-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 994
Posted By canklecat

Welp, there ya go. Do you think guys who'll spend...

Welp, there ya go. Do you think guys who'll spend as much money as they do on bikes and gear for racing will hesitate to spend $50-$300 a month for testosterone replacement therapy, especially if...
08-09-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,262
Posted By canklecat

I got stupid last Friday and paid for it. I did...

I got stupid last Friday and paid for it. I did my usual 5 mile walk at midday, but for some reason thought it would be a great idea to extend my farmer arm tan to my chest and back. So after I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-23, 02:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,612
Posted By canklecat

I'm skeptical about the advantages to asthma...

I'm skeptical about the advantages to asthma medications as a PED.

Over the years I've heard allegations (usually from anonymous commenters on YouTube and elsewhere) that LeMond used asthma...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-23, 11:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,612
Posted By canklecat

Yup, good guy. He's a bit younger than I and I...

Yup, good guy. He's a bit younger than I and I followed his career via cycling magazines from the time he was a teenager. It was clear very early on he was born for bicycle racing.

If you watch...
08-03-23, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,965
Posted By canklecat

We all have our favorites. DripDrop works best...

We all have our favorites. DripDrop works best for me. It uses the World Health Organization standard for oral rehydration solutions, which includes a bit of plain sugar to enhance rapid absorption...
08-03-23, 12:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,262
Posted By canklecat

Texan here too. I start on heat adaptation early...

Texan here too. I start on heat adaptation early in the year, exercising at midday whenever possible. Usually by July I'm heat adapted well enough to bicycle at easy to moderate effort but this year...
08-01-23, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By canklecat

A 50-something y/o friend needed about a year to...

A 50-something y/o friend needed about a year to recover from an elbow fracture, but there was also significant nerve damage. She stayed in shape riding an indoor trainer with one of the online apps...
07-23-23, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By canklecat

Same group that came with my 1989 Centurion...

Same group that came with my 1989 Centurion Ironman. Very good group, comparable to the Shimano 600 of that era. In fact, I've used both groups on that same Ironman, along with various other...
07-11-23, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By canklecat

Short version: ask your doctor about carvedilol...

Short version: ask your doctor about carvedilol (Coreg).

The rest of this is a rant.

About 25-30 years ago my doctors tried me with propranolol and metoprolol to help prevent migraines. Both...
06-27-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,352
Posted By canklecat

Didn't anyone stop to supervise your flat repair?...

Didn't anyone stop to supervise your flat repair? If two or three people don't stop to observe, point at stuff on your bike and grunt, you need a better class of group ride strangers.
06-21-23, 01:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,382
Posted By canklecat

I only worry about continuous pedaling for indoor...

I only worry about continuous pedaling for indoor trainer sessions, or fast group rides with drafting. I don't do the latter anymore, so it's not an issue.

Outdoors, I don't worry about whether...
06-21-23, 12:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,402
Posted By canklecat

Texan here too. I work diligently on my heat...

Texan here too. I work diligently on my heat adaptation every year, starting in early spring with midday rides, runs or walks. But this time of June always hits hard because typically there's a...
06-21-23, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By canklecat

I have Mavic CXP 30 rims with Mavic hubs on my...

I have Mavic CXP 30 rims with Mavic hubs on my '89 Ironman, courtesy of Robbie Tunes. Great wheelset. I'm no longer fast enough for the aero rims to matter much, but they stay true longer than most...
06-21-23, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By canklecat

Carbon fiber fork? Probably a 1999 Kona H@0le...

Carbon fiber fork? Probably a 1999 Kona H@0le (looks like bike forums word filter won't allow conventional spelling of *****, the common Hawaiian slang term for non-natives).

You may already have...
06-01-23, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By canklecat

Kool-Stops on a couple of bikes, Jagwire on one...

Kool-Stops on a couple of bikes, Jagwire on one or two others, Shimano basic road bike pads on another. As long as the pads are fresh they're all good. The only pads I've had trouble with were...
05-30-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I switched my old school steel road bike to...

Yup, I switched my old school steel road bike to 50/38 chainrings and 13-28 freewheel years ago. Much nicer on our roller coaster terrain, and a few longish climbs. No mountains here.

My 2010-ish...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By canklecat

Check threads for women triathlon riders, or...

Check threads for women triathlon riders, or local shops. Most of the women I've seen locally who compete in triathlon wear shorty padded shorts for training rides and competition. No idea where they...
05-14-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,407
Posted By canklecat

Not C&V specific, but my favorite best/worst BF...

Not C&V specific, but my favorite best/worst BF thread is still "We're going to yell at you" (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html). I can imagine Eddy Merckx...
05-13-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,116
Posted By canklecat

Last time I did any TTs was in San Diego in the...

Last time I did any TTs was in San Diego in the late 1970s-early '80s. It was on mostly flat roads near a beach but I can't remember exactly where anymore. I wasn't any good at TTs or crits but had...
05-10-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 631,721
Posted By canklecat

That's a beauty. Looks like it was hiding inside...

That's a beauty. Looks like it was hiding inside a factory box for a few decades.
04-18-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,845
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, my main whip the past three years has been...

Yeah, my main whip the past three years has been a Diamondback Podium 5, a decent racing bike a decade ago. But 2020 was my last "fast" year in which I snagged several top tens on Strava. It's been...
04-17-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,051
Posted By canklecat

Everything. Why lie? My health took a nose dive...

Everything. Why lie? My health took a nose dive right around age 50, with chronic pain from injuries after being hit by cars twice in less than 20 years, so it's hard to find anything good about...
04-05-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,356
Posted By canklecat

Depends on age, fitness before the injury and...

Depends on age, fitness before the injury and surgery, ability and willingness to participate in post-surgery rehab. Being active before and after surgery seems to translate to quicker and better...
04-03-23, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By canklecat

I use Take-A-Look mirrors on both helmets, rather...

I use Take-A-Look mirrors on both helmets, rather than on eyeglass frames as intended. I've described my setup in this 2018 thread...
03-24-23, 11:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,080
Posted By canklecat

I'm less concerned with tire size than with ride...

I'm less concerned with tire size than with ride quality -- that nebulous "supple" factor. With a busted up back and neck, and worsening cervical spine stenosis and arthritis, comfort has become my...
03-14-23, 10:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,820
Posted By canklecat

Seems like asking a bit much in a nation that has...

Seems like asking a bit much in a nation that has accepted the abuse of the word "rhetoric" -- a perfectly good word to describe the art of persuasion -- in place of polemic, the default mode of...
03-14-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By canklecat

Costs? Heck, garden hose, copper pipe, catalytic...

Costs? Heck, garden hose, copper pipe, catalytic converters and bikes are free for the taking.
03-05-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By canklecat

I haven't experienced that particular effect, but...

I haven't experienced that particular effect, but do recall feeling disoriented while driving through the mountains in Colorado. I was never in Colorado long enough to become oriented to the effect...
02-26-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,239
Posted By canklecat

No such thing as a zombie thread in C&V. C&V...

No such thing as a zombie thread in C&V. C&V threads develop patina.
02-08-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By canklecat

Could be long-haul COVID symptoms. Despite being...

Could be long-haul COVID symptoms. Despite being fully vaxxed in early 2021, I caught the Super Cooties in late 2021 as more than half the businesses and customers in my area stopped observing any...
02-06-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,668
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I was there about 10 years ago. I was only...

Yeah, I was there about 10 years ago. I was only in my mid-50s, but after a car wreck in 2001 (full size SUV blew a light at highway speed and t-boned my compact car) busted up my back and neck I'd...
01-30-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,111
Posted By canklecat

For my road bike rides, Kryptonite Mini 7, if I...

For my road bike rides, Kryptonite Mini 7, if I carry a lock at all. I don't often stop at stores on my road bike workout rides, usually carrying everything I need -- drinks, snacks, etc. If I do...
01-24-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,376
Posted By canklecat

I know the feeling. I've been hit by cars twice,...

I know the feeling. I've been hit by cars twice, with back and neck injuries. Six cracked vertebrae, two in each region. Injury related scoliosis. Cervical spine stenosis described as "severe" on the...
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